Monday, May 4, 2015

H2H Challenges: Mum's the Word!

With Mother's Day right around the corner, Heart 2 Heart Challenges has issued a "Mum's the Word" challenge.  Of course you don't have to use mom for this challenge.  Maybe you've got a little secret that it's time to share?  Or maybe you need to scrapbook some beautiful blooms?  No matter how you interpret the challenge, we are looking forward to seeing your creations.
My take on the challenge is (obviously) Mother's Day.  This card began with a sheet of Pear card stock and my CTMH/Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge.  Because I needed two Mother's Day cards, I set my dial at 5.5" for a standard size card and was able to cut two from the one sheet.  For this first card, I paired my card base with pieces of the Brushed paper pack (although the tiny green leaves are from Blossom).  I pieced paper scraps behind the cutouts to fill in the background, even using pink shimmer trim on the "ribbons."  (Then I cut a piece of White Daisy card stock as a liner to hide the "mess" on the inside.)  The front is embellished with the Brushed assortment and various glitter gems/sparkles.

The second card is so similar to the first, but this one is paired with the Blossom paper pack and embellished with blue shimmer trim and blue and green epoxy bubbles.  If you look really closely, you can see how I used the "rainbow" diagonal striped zip strip to decorate the flower/leaf spray.  Finally, I also found a retired Pear button that I layered with a big clear sparkle for extra dimension.

Before you get check out how the H2H Design Team has interpreted the "Mum's the Word" challenge, I would love to know which card you prefer.  Thanks for visiting!

P.S.
Note to Mom: Act surprised when you get your card! ;)  XO

4 comments:

Traveling Bells said...

I will be surprised when I get mine. Of course. And I know it will be even prettier in the real than this photo. They always are. Xoxo

Nikka Geers said...

The blossom is my favorite

Joy said...

Hmmm, I like them both! Can't really pick a favorite. So I guess the surprise for your Mom will be which card she gets! :-)

Lauren said...

These are gorgeous- I especially love the blue one!

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